National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference

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The 2012 National Interagency Community Reinvestment Conference is a premier training and networking event for community development professionals, including CRA officers, community development lenders and investors, as well as representatives of CDFIs, foundations, and nonprofits.

LIIF’s President & CEO Nancy O. Andrews will be part of a conference plenary session, “The Future of Community Development,” on Wednesday, March 28, from 10:30 am – 12:00 pm. She joins Ellen Seidman, Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, and Eric Belsky, Harvard University, to discuss the ways in which the needs of low income communities are changing, the cutting-edge strategies to help improve those communities and changes in the community development business model that will make it more effective in the future. In addition to the plenary, LIIF team members will present at the following sessions:

Equitable Transit-Oriented Development
Monday, March 26, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
Transit-oriented development (TOD) represents a new model for community development that can improve regional connectivity and reduce the social and economic isolation that many low- and moderate-income communities face. This session will explore the role of transit in community development and emerging models for financing TOD.
Presenters: Audrey Choi, Morgan Stanley, Brian Prater, Low Income Investment Fund, Dana Belzer, Strategic Economics

CDFI Bond Program
Tuesday, March 27, 8:30 – 10:00 am
The CDFI Bond Program will provide a new source of long-term, patient capital that CDFIs can use to better serve their markets. This session will describe the program, explore different ways in which it can be used, and explain how CDFIs can participate
Presenters: Lisa Jones, US Department of the Treasury Community Development Financial Institutions Fund, Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan, Low Income Investment Fund, Cathy Dolan, Opportunity Finance Network

Healthy Communities
Tuesday, March 27, 1:30 – 3:00 pm
This panel will explore how the health and community development sectors can collaborate to promote better health outcomes for low income people and communities by addressing issues concerning the social determinants of health.
Presenters: Nancy O. Andrews, Low Income Investment Fund, David Fleming, Seattle/King County, Lisa Richter, GPS Capital Partners

Investing in Charter School Facilities
Wednesday, March 28, 8:30 – 10:00 am
Charter schools take innovative approaches that can improve educational outcomes for students living in LMI communities, but these institutions often struggle when it comes to facilities financing. An expert panel will discuss successful approaches to investing in charter school facilities.
Presenters: Dudley Benoit, JPMorgan Chase, Kimberly Latimer-Nelligan, Low Income Investment Fund, Carolyn Sharette, American Preparatory Academy

This conference is sponsored by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, the Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund.

Start Date: March 28, 2012
End Date: March 28, 2012
Location: Seattle, WA